The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Clint Eastwood’s Life

Clint Eastwood may be in his late 80’s but the actor-director shows no signs of slowing down. It’s seemingly the only way he has lived his life, from a rough start in Hollywood to a string of extramarital affairs. Most people are familiar with his career as a Western star as much as they are with his directorial work, like Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. But did you know that Eastwood was once in the Army and survived a plane wreck? Or how about the fact that he once held public office? Probably not. From his career rise to his messy personal life, this is Clint Eastwood’s life story.

Clint Went From School To The Auto Shop

Actor Clint Eastwood drinks a cup of coffee at home on June 1, 1956 in Los Angeles, California.
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Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born on May 31, 1930, and raised in the Bay Area city of Piedmont, California. He was held back when he attended Piedmont Middle School and didn’t do much better when he went on to Piedmont High School.

In fact, he was kicked out for vandalism and other infractions. He eventually transferred to Oakland Technical High School, where he focused on fixing cars and other modes of transportation. He was reportedly slated to graduate in 1949, though it was never confirmed that he actually did.